Cyclist Captures Hit-And-Run Crash on Helmet Camera

According to King 5 News, a Seattle cyclist started biking with a GoPro camera attached to his helmet after he was hit by a car two years ago. That camera was recording last Friday when he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash.

The Seattle cyclist was heading home from work on Friday when an SUV turned out in front of him, hit him, and then sped off. He reported the incident to police.

When the 30-year-old software engineer slowed down the video for further review, the driver of the SUV appeared to be looking at his cell phone.

Despite what he captured on camera and the fact that Seattle police said the cyclist has the right-of-way, some reaction on social media has been against the cyclist.

One person posted, “The driver was in the middle of a turn and the cyclist hit him.” Another person posted, “The cyclist should have slowed down.”

The cyclist stated that his speedometer tracked him at 24 mph, well below the speed limit.

The 18-year-old driver turned himself into police an hour-and-a-half later.

The cyclist sprained his thumb and had to get a tetanus shot for the road rash he suffered in the accident.

Seattle police say it will be up to the prosecutor’s office to decide whether or not the driver will face charges.

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